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  • Orientation visit

    As part of the process of admission to Form 1at the Sacred Heart Minor Seminary, Victoria, in the forthcoming scholastic year, an orientation visit was organised for Year 6 pupils attending Gozo College primary schools. During the event, school...

  • Lidl store in Xewkija

    Lidl has opened a new store in Xewkija. It has a sales area of about 1,000 square metres, a car park for over 100 vehicles on two levels, and 30 staff. The store is open every day from 7am till 8pm and offers over 1,000 products, including fresh...

  • Xewkija is twinned with Pachino, Sicily

    Xewkija and the town of Pachino in Sicily recently entered into a twinning agreement. This was announced by mayor Paul Azzopardi and Pachino major Paolo Bonaiuto during a ceremony at the Museum of Sculpture in Xewkija. The agreement follows...

  • Top musical in aid of charity

    The musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat will be staged by The Helping Hands Group at the Don Bosco Oratory, Victoria, on March 29 at 7.30pm and March 30 at 2.40pm. All profits from the performance will be donated to Puttinu...

  • Giuseppe Verdi’s Nabucco set for Astra in October

    Giuseppe Verdi’s opera Nabucco will be performed at the Astra Theatre, Victoria, on October 23 and 25, as the highlight of Festival Mediterranea 2014. Nabucco is considered one of Verdi’s most popular operas and a tour-de-force not least because...

  • Lenten exhibition

    A traditional Lenten exhibition is currently being held in the Sacred Heart Seminary hall, Victoria. The exhibition, which was opened by Gozo Minister Anton Refalo and blessed by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech, features a variety of items associated with...

  • Centenary birthday

    Roża Mizzi celebrated her 100th birthday on March 13 together with her nephew, nieces, and other family members with a Mass at her home in Xjuf ir Riħ Street, Nadur, concelebrated by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech, Nadur archpriest Mgr Jimmy Xerri and Fr...

  • Book signing

    Ediana Attard, 25, of Xagħra, is pictured greeting President Emeritus Eddie Fenech Adami after she had five copies of his autobiography Eddie – My Journey signed by him during a recent book signing at Arkadia shopping complex, Victoria. Ms Attard...

  • Coming up

    • Masses at Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary will be said today at 6.15, 8.30, 10 and 11.15am and 5pm, followed by the recital of the rosary and Eucharistic benediction. • A blood donation session will be held at the Gozo General Hospital’s Out-patients...

  • Xagħra Scout Group annual meeting held

    Xagħra Scout Group recently held its annual general meeting at the Xagħra Catholic Action Centre. A video portraying the activities of the group and each section during the previous year was shown at the meeting. Reports on the year’s activities...

  • Talk on Gozitan nature sites

    Gozitan ornithologist, environmentalist and author Joe Sultana recently gave a lecture organised by Wirt Għawdex on Nature Sites in Gozo at St Cecilia chapel in Għajnsielem. Sultana spoke about the island’s unique and beautiful natural environment...

  • Art exhibition

    Deus Caritas Est is the title of an art exhibition currently being held at the Gozo Ministry’s exhibition hall, St Francis Square, Victoria. Most of the paintings are by Mary Rose and Laura Saliba of Żebbuġ and revolve around the theme of the...

  • Archaeological remains beneath Independence Square being scanned

    In the 1960s, during infrastructural works at Independence Square, Victoria, important archaeological remains were unearthed. The most important findings were three Roman oil lamps, a small marble torso and parts of wine amphorae. Following the...

  • Nuncio visits respite centre

    Apostolic nuncio Aldo Cavalli recently paid an official visit to Dar Arka, Għajnsielem, a respite centre that provides a range of services to people with disability. He was welcomed by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech and Arka Foundation director Emanuel...

  • Discussion on future of elderly centre in Nadur

    Gozo bishop Mario Grech recently visited Dar Dun Franġisk Grima, Nadur. In an introductory address, Archpriest Mgr Jimmy Xerri spoke about the centre’s history and how it serves as an elderly day centre every Thursday. Mgr Grech welcomed the...

  • Church primaries’ Sports Day

    Church primary schools in Gozo held their Sports Day at the Sports Complex in Victoria last Wednesday. Bishop Mario Grech concluded the event by presenting sports medals to all participants.

  • Coming up

    • Masses at Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary will be said today at 6.15, 8.30, 10 and 11.15am and 5pm, followed by the recital of the rosary and Eucharistic benediction. • A Way of the Cross from Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary to Għammar Hill will be held today at...

  • Biggest prinjolata ever made

    The traditional carnival treat of prinjolata received an impressive boost when, what has been claimed to be the biggest prinjolata ever made in Malta was unveiled at the carnival celebrations in Xagħra. The prinjolata was two metres high and...

  • Franciscan visitors

    Franciscan Visitator General Fr Salvatore Ferro, OFM, accompanied by his secretary Bro Antonio Iacono, OFM, recently visited the Franciscan Fraternity at St Anthony’s Friary in Għajnsielem. The Visitator General conducts such a visit every six...

  • Carnival parade in Victoria

    The carnival parade along Republic Street, Victoria, last Sunday afternoon was followed by a show in Independence Square featuring children and adult dance companies, floats, grotesque masks and local bands. Gozo College Rabat primary school...

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